The Need For Real Estate Agents!
don’t want to imply
that there is no need for real estate salespeople. Of
course there is. If you are selling a property in another
city than the one you live in, or if you have a business
or a building to sell and you think that there is more
likelihood of getting the price you want if you opened
the opportunity to purchase it further a field than
the region you live in, it would help if you tried to
sell through an agency, but I question whether it is
necessary to give any agency an exclusive right to sell
unless they are prepared to pay for the marketing costs.
However, unless you have serious problems
communicating, or are perhaps bed ridden or confined
to some sort of institution, if you are selling a house
you live in, you should be able to sell it yourself.
And even if you do have trouble communicating, or are
bedridden, or whatever, there is no reason why you couldn’t
get a trusted friend or relative with basic common sense
to answer the phone and show people through the house
for you, because apart from estimating the sale price,
advertising and signing an agreement for the sale and
purchase of the house, that’s about all that is
involved with selling a property. Unless it is an investment
property, very rarely does anyone purchase a house because
a real estate sales person talked him or her into it.
common practice of prospective house purchasers
is to first search for them on the Internet - particularly
Estate.co.nz" in New Zealand. When they discover
properties that appeal to them, purchasers generally
inspect the houses during open home viewing times.
It is then that prospective buyers decide for themselves
whether the house is one they want to buy or not.
There is really no selling involved. When a buyer
does decide to make an offer and the offer is accepted,
the transaction is given over to lawyers to handle.
to buy and sell are usually prepared by sales
people, but some lawyers will prepare them without
charging, provided that they will be handling the
transfer of ownership papers after the agreement is
signed by both parties.